I used the Spellbinders Assorted Tag Etched Dies to create “flaps” on the front of a card that the receiver could open and read a stamped message. The messages are from the Spellbinders card kit of the month It was fun and I’m sure it will bring a smile to the person who receives it. The process of making it is very simple. It’s almost like creating a puzzle.
Just use a piece of pattern paper cut to the size of your card. Then, place the dies on the pattern paper where you want them. I placed them so that the largest tag is on the top row and there are two in the second and third row. The flaps each open opposite each other, like cabinet doors. Use a die cutting machine to cut them out and save them for the final step. Next, adhere a piece of colored cardstock that matches your pattern paper to your card base. Now, place your pattern paper over the colored cardstock and trace the outline of the tags with a pencil so you’ll know where to stamp the sentiments or place the images or stickers. (I didn’t do it this way and it was more difficult as a result).
Once the outlines are done, stamp your sentiments or images or place your stickers or die cut shapes and erase the pencil lines. You are ready to adhere the pattern paper over the images. Everything should be aligned perfectly. Before you adhere the tags, you’ll want to score each one just below the little hole at the top of the tag so they flip open easily. The last step is to adhere the tags into the space where they were originally cut out of the pattern paper…just like a puzzle. The trick here is to only apply adhesive to the top of each tag so the rest of it will open. To top it off, I used some Crystal Nuvo Drops in black to cover the open holes in each of the tags.
To add some pizzazz to this card, I used the long “string” die with some gold mirrored cardstock to create two thin borders which I adhered to the left side of the card. This is not how this die was intended to be used, but I like to use things in creative ways, and this was what my mind came up with for this die and card.
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